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wimp out (of something)

Sl. to chicken out (of something); to get out of something difficult, inconvenient, or dangerous, leaving others to carry the burden. Come on! Don't wimp out now that there's all this work to be done. Ted wimped out on us.
See also: out, wimp

wimp out

v. Slang
To withdraw from a commitment or course of action because of cowardice or insecurity: I don't want to stand in line for the roller coaster if you're going to wimp out at the last minute.
See also: out, wimp

wimp

1. mod. windows, icons, mouse pointer. (Usually WIMP. Acronym. Refers to a computer system, such as Macintosh or Microsoft Windows, with an elaborate user interface including resizable windows, clever icons, and a movable mouse. The term implies that such systems are for computer weaklings.) I am happier with a computer system that doesn’t have all that WIMP stuff.
2. n. a weak and retiring person; a square. What a wimp. People walk all over her.

wimp out (of something)

in. to chicken out (of something); to get out of something, leaving others to carry the burden. Come on! Don’t wimp out now that there’s all this work to be done.
See also: of, out, something, wimp

wimp out

verb
See also: out, wimp
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com, and, no wimpish concessions to hopeless foreigners, it's in French.
Please stop these wimpish little ideas of minuscule tax reductions.
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It's the wimpish women now baying for his blood who amuse me.
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I had a jumping lesson with him that wasn't the usual fiasco and did some dressage with a very nicely bred newkid on the block, yet still felt so wimpish I seriously considered hanging up my spurs.
DENNIS WISE'S Leeds players never gave him the chance to extend his love affair with the Cup as another wimpish performance ended his hopes within 15 minutes.